A WWII Christmas | Teaching about Christmas Past to Reduce Christmas “Presents”

Teaching about Christmas Past to Reduce Christmas “Presents” by Sarah Sundin For a child, one of the best parts of Christmas is the gifts under the tree. But for a mom, one of the worst parts is the “gimmes.” Between commercials, store displays, and visits with friends, even the most sweet-natured child can drive you batty pleading for more, more, more. There are many ways to combat the gimmes, such as placing a limit on the number of gifts and involving {Read More}

A WWII Christmas | Food Rationing & Recipes in World War II

Food Rationing and Recipes in World War II by Tricia Goyer   Going grocery shopping and cooking may be a chore, but not like it was during World War II. During the war, many things were rationed. This meant families were only allowed a small amount each. Some items weren’t available at all. Recently, I wrote a book set during WWII. In Where Treetops Glisten, my main character, Meredith, is a nurse on the war front. During Christmas 1945 she {Read More}

Simplifying Christmas | Simple Gifts for Teachers, Neighbors and Friends

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will take you back to war-time 1942, 1943, and 1944. The authors have also teamed up to give {Read More}

Simplifying Christmas | Simple Gift Giving Ideas by Cara Putman

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will take you back to war-time 1942, 1943, and 1944. The authors have also teamed up to give {Read More}

Simplifying Christmas | 10 Ways to Simplify Food & Decorations by Sarah Sundin

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will take you back to war-time 1942, 1943, and 1944. The authors have also teamed up to give {Read More}

Simplifying Christmas | Simple Family Memory Making (Plus a Giveaway!)

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will take you back to war-time 1942, 1943, and 1944. The authors have also teamed up to give {Read More}

Simplifying Christmas | 9 Ways to Manage Your Schedule This Holiday by Cara Putman

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will take you back to war-time 1942, 1943, and 1944. The authors have also teamed up to give {Read More}

Simplifying Christmas | 12 Tips to Turn Chaos to Wonder by Sarah Sundin

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will take you back to war-time 1942, 1943, and 1944. The authors have also teamed up to give {Read More}

A Heart Wide Open Christmas: Day 2 | 3 Perfect Gifts to Give Yourself: Time, Focus, & Remembrance

The very admission that what you’re experiencing of God is not enough is setting you up for more. – Shellie Rushing Tomlinson I’m a gift giver by nature. The most exciting thing about December for me is buying gifts for people. I love picking out the perfect gift for the people I love. And the hardest part is WAITING until Christmas Day to give those gifts to them! Years ago I gave myself the most perfect gifts ever. I still {Read More}

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